Back to Kids' Voices Jay Brockmeyer
Hi! My name is Jay Brockmeyer. I am four years old and was told I had diabetes in October 1998. I had never stayed in a hospital before and did not like being there. Luckily, I only had to stay three days. I think the worst part about diabetes is the shots! I will take the finger poke over those any day.

This is Jay's mom, Nancy. It was very difficult to believe this was happening to our family and I am sure you can relate. We were very fortunate to find out early that Jay had diabetes. The only symptoms we knew that Jay displayed was drinking and urinating frequently. He was also waking up incoherent at night, but we did not know this was a symptom. We called the doctor and they had us come in that day. The rest is history. Jay is handling this very well, better than we do at times. I think that being four plays a big role in this because his routine could easily be changed and he didn't really know any better. Jay helps with his finger poke and enjoys showing his cousins and friends how it is done. We stress out about eating enough carbs, if he will be high or low, etc. We take one day at a time.

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Published January 30, 1999

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